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Equipment: Nikon 105mm/2.5 lens/STL-11000M/Astrodon LRGB filters/Paramount ME
F-ratio: f/4
Exposures: LRGB: L 12 x 5 minutes: R 12 x 5 minutes: G 12 x 5 minutes: B 12 x 5 minutes: RGB binned 2x2
Date: July 22-23 and August 19, 2010
Location: Landers, California, USA
Technical Notes:
Russell Croman's GradientXTerminator plug-in for Photoshop was used to remove mild gradients. The RGB image was duplicated and combined with the original using Soft Light at 50% opacity to enhance color saturation.

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